Marcus Bachmann

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    December 9, 2013

    Marcus Bachmann's Bachmann and Associates Clinic is no more

    Bachmann and Associates, at least we'll have plenty to remember you by.There was that sliver of time not so very long ago -- remember, when Michele Bachmann was the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination? -- that Marcus Bachmann's counseling clinic was in the national spotlight.But a ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Rep. Karen Clark plans to introduce bill banning ex-gay therapy

    According to a release distributed by, Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, plans to introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session that would make Minnesota the third state (following New Jersey and California) to ban the type of therapy Marcus Bachmann made famous -- ex-gay therap ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Gay "conversion" therapy still unrestricted in Minnesota, but that may change

    Here's a riddle: What state has same-sex marriage, but still allows therapists to tell gay teenagers that their desires are evil, in an effort to turn them straight?The answer is: Minnesota. See Also: - Senate rejects effort to block tax dollars from being used for ex-gay therapy

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    August 1, 2013

    Gay marriage is legal in Minnesota: Top 10 funny tweets

    At midnight, love become the law in Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann wears Google Glass: Top 10 tweets As GLBT couples tied the knot at Minneapolis City Hall and other locations throughout the state, many were moved to tears. Others, however, were moved to hop on Twitter and crack good-natured j ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    World's oldest ex-gay ministry shuts down as president apologizes for the damage done

    Exodus International, the county's oldest, largest, and best-known Christian ministry devoted to the sort of "reparative" ex-gay counseling made famous by Marcus Bachmann's Bachmann & Associates, suddenly shut down this week. FROM LAST YEAR: Exodus International, anti-gay Christian group, distan ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Jon Stewart on Bachmann: "It's all bullshit" [VIDEO]

    The Washington Post, CNN, PolitiFact, Bill O'Reilly, federal investigators, and now Jon Stewart. What's next, Marcus Bachmann going public with broadsides against Minnesota's wackiest congressperson?SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: Obamacare "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens" ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen on being gay: "It's an unhealthy, sexual addiction" [VIDEO]

    In response to the introduction of marriage equality bills in the House and Senate yesterday, Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, took the opportunity to point out his belief that being gay is a form of mental illness.SEE ALSO: National Organization for Marriage issues $500k threat to gay-friendly MNG ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Michele Bachmann's debate coach reportedly prohibited Marcus from sleeping in her bed

    In an interview with BuzzFeed Politics, Peter Waldron, Michele Bachmann's National Field Coordinator during her ill-fated presidential campaign, says that Michele developed an "unnatural" and "Rasputin-like" relationship with her former debate coach, Brett O'Donnell.SEE ALSO: Marcus Bachmann: The Ci ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Exodus International, anti-gay Christian group, distancing itself from ex-gay therapy

    Exodus International, the county's best-known Christian ministry devoted to helping people suppress gay urges through the power of prayer, is distancing itself from the idea that a person's sexual orientation can be permanently changed or "cured."It's a significant shift for the 36-year-old group, w ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen, hilarity ensues [CARTOONS]

    If Michele Bachmann loses her U.S. House seat to Jim Graves this November, she could always try her hand at running for parliament in Switzerland. That's because on March 19, Bachmann became a Swiss citizen. Her spokeswoman explained that because Marcus Bachmann is of Swiss descent, he and Michele h ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Jimmy Kimmel makes gay joke at Marcus Bachmann's expense [VIDEO]

    Marcus Bachmann is so closeted, he's collected more pink slips than the oft-fired Keith Olbermann. Or so said Jimmy Kimmel during his keynote comedy routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Kimmel's joke went over about as well as one of Marcus's ex-gay therapy sessions: The crowd gr ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Senate rejects effort to block tax dollars from being used for ex-gay therapy

    Here's a head-scratcher: Yesterday, Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, introduced an amendment that would've blocked tax dollars from being used to fund the type of controversial ex-gay therapy practiced at Marcus Bachmann's clinics.The motion failed after senators like David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, ra ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Marcus Bachmann's clinics still practicing ex-gay therapy, says new undercover report

    Up until last year, Marcus Bachmann denied that his Bachmann & Associates clinics practiced ex-gay therapy. That is, until John Becker outed one of Bachmann's counselors for providing the "service" with an undercover video last summer. Bachmann later admitted that his clinics perform ex-gay ther ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Michele Bachmann, former presidential candidate, now pumps gas in Lino Lakes

    How the mighty have fallen!Less than a year removed from being a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann is now working at a Lino Lakes gas station. Apparently, demand for Marcus Bachmann's anti-gay therapy ain't what it used to be. Either that or the couple ne ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Marcus Bachmann wanted to rumble with reporters during the campaign

    You have insulted the crazy lady's honor, sir. Prepare to die.​Nothing conjures an image of brute physical force like the name Marcus Bachmann. So it should come as no surprise that, during a recent podcast interview, the wannabe First Gentleman revealed that he was itching to open a can of whoop- ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Tim Tebow Michele Bachmann = Justin Bieber!? Michele Bachmann and Tim Tebow mated​Have you ever wondered what the lovechild of Tim Tebow and Michele Bachmann would look like?We haven't either! But somebody at has been kept awake at night by that thought, and created a slideshow! And it turns out their kid would look jus ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Michele Bachmann Dance: Coming to a hip-hop club near you [VIDEO]

    ​Just because Michele Bachmann has dropped out of the GOP presidential race doesn't mean we're done making fun of her. Oh no, not by a long shot, especially now that video has surfaced of her dancing.The rhythmless dancing is bad enough, but stay tuned till the end to watch Bachmann ironically add ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann would fight gay marriage as the "first gentleman" [VIDEO]

    Ladies and other gentlemen, the First Gentleman.​Marcus Bachmann is through being the mute, often-unseen husband of presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. From now on, it's First Gentleman to you. As his wife attempts to salvage her campaign by tearing through 99 Iowan counties in 10 days, the no ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann backs down on $150 no-show fee for activist who infiltrated clinic

    Marcus Bachmann decided he didn't need the $150 that bad after all.​Marcus Bachmann has given up on his quest to collect a $150 no-show fee from an activist who infiltrated his clinic with hidden cameras earlier this year. A billing representative from Bachmann & Associates called John Becker ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Rosie O'Donnell sends Gaydar Gun to Michele Bachmann, suggests she aim it at husband Marcus [VIDEO]

    Rosie O'Donnell shows off the Gaydar Gun​Rosie O'Donnell has discovered a new product called the "Gaydar Gun" and she knows just who could use one: Michele Bachmann.This isn't the first time that someone has suggested that Marcus is gay and that Michele makes a better beard than presidential candi ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is the least influential person alive, according to GQ

    Tim Pawlenty: So obscure, it's not even funny.​Hey everybody, check it out: Tim Pawlenty came in first place at something. Our former governor took the number-one spot in GQ's list of the top 25 least influential people on planet earth, right up there with Hank Williams Jr., MSNBC's Ed Schul ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann: The City Pages Interview

    Marcus Bachmann: first husband wannabe, therapist, and bill-collector?​Throughout Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, her husband, Marcus, has remained stubbornly in the shadows.Even after allegations that his Christian counseling center provides gay reparative therapy, Marcus still stayed v ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire staffer exodus gets the Funny or Die treatment [VIDEO]

    Michele and Marcus Bachmann have a few things to say about those quitters.​Michele Bachmann is not the slightest bit worried that her entire New Hampshire campaign staff quit, and then wrote a letter lambasting her senior campaign managers. Instead, Michele and her husband Marcus are vengeful, and ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Erik Paulsen glitter-bombed [VIDEO]

    There' video out now of U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen getting glitter-bombed at the Midwest Leadership Conference in Bloomington. Paulsen stands at the podium in the clip when a young man runs up with what appears to be a tube full of glitter and hurls it at him. The conservative crowd gasps in un ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Minnesota State Fair glitter-bombed over anti-gay marriage booth [VIDEO]

    Minnesota State Fair: Glitter-bombed from above.​Not even the Minnesota State Fair is safe from glitter-bombers. The Great Minnesota Get-Together attracted the attention of gay activists this weekend by allowing anti-gay marriage group Minnesota for Marriage to set up a booth at the fair. Local ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    The Blotter's top 10 posts of summer 2011

    ​Where has the summer gone? You try to soak it in with a couple chilled beverages and some time in the sun, next thing you know it's September. With the last three months now nothing but a hazy memory, City Pages is looking back on the most popular blog posts of the summer that was.What were you p ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Meet Warren Blumenfeld, the man who confronted Marcus Bachmann [VIDEO]

    Fred KargerMarcus Bachmann, and his confronter. ​Warren Blumenfeld was in his office at Iowa State University on Saturday, trying to prepare his syllabi for fall classes. But the noise from the Ames Straw Poll, which was taking place just a few blocks away, was distracting him. Blumenfeld decided ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Five interesting revelations from the New Yorker profile on Michele Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann is worth 8,700 words?​Michele Bachmann is the subject of a gigantic profile in the current issue of the New Yorker. As one of the craziest members of congress comes under the careful eye of political reporter Ryan Lizza, a few interesting new stones got turned over. Mainly, the st ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Janet Boynes, Michele Bachmann's ex-lesbian pal

    In her book, Janet Boynes thanks the Bachmanns for their friendship.​Defying every known authority in modern psychiatry, Michele and Marcus Bachmann are sure you can "ungay" people. In fact, they've got the ex-lesbian friend to prove it. Janet Boynes, one of Michele Bachmann's favorite converted h ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann got $6,230 in gas money during Michele's congressional campaign

    Marcus racked up miles at an unbelievable rate in 2006.​Marcus Bachmann got $6,230 in gas money at the end of Michele Bachmann's 2006 campaign for the U.S. House. Not only is that a lot of miles, but it might have violated Federal Election Commission rules, the Daily Caller reports. With the reimb ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Michele Bachmann won't answer about Marcus Bachmann's clinic [VIDEO]

    Her business is none of your business.​When Barack Obama was running for president, Michele Bachmann loved to talk about his relationship with Bill Ayers, the old hippie who blew up federal buildings when Barry Obama was a little kid. Bachmann's fear over Obama's connection to Ayers led to one of ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Michele Bachmann used Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac for her home loan

    Bachmann says one thing in public in, and does another in private.​Michele Bachmann used federally backed home loans from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac just weeks before she denounced those programs and called for them to be dismantled, according to the Washington Post. Experts who reviewed the home l ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Bachmann church claims Catholic Pope is the Anti-Christ

    "Benny, I heard something bad about you." "Ditto." ​Somehow Michele Bachmann managed to find a church that's too crazy even for her.The Bachmanns filed to quit as members of Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater just six days before she officially announced she was running for president. That cynica ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Bachmann & Associates glitter-bombed [PHOTOS]

    Gay barbarians, at it again!​It appears Bachmann & Associates, Marcus Bachmann's "pray the gay away" clinic, has become the latest victim of a glitter-bomb. In pictures released by Nick Espinosa, the same gay rights activist who glitter-bombed Newt Gingrich in May, protesters in barbarian cost ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Nick Espinosa on Bachmann & Associates glitter-bombing [INTERVIEW]

    The bombers asked Marcus to come out and discipline them.​This morning, Bachmann & Associates was glitter-bombed by exactly the kind of gay "barbarians" Marcus Bachmann tries to cure with his "pray the gay away" therapy.Mastermind and provocateur Nick Espinosa, who'd previously glitter-bombed ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Bachmann & Associates glitter-bombed by gay "barbarians" [VIDEO]

    The barbarians demanded that Marcus come out and give them discipline.​The video evidence of this morning's barbaric raid on Marcus Bachmann's clinic has arrived. In the clip, about a dozen Flinstones-looking characters talk with an employee of Bachmann & Associates, and request to see Marcus ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann picks out Michele's clothes, has a good sense of women's style

    Marcus Bachmann picks out Michele's outfits.​Political observers and gay bloggers are chuckling this morning over a tidbit unearthed from a 2006 Star Tribune profile that has taken on new meaning in light of all the recent "Is Marcus Bachmann gay?" talk.Apparently, Marcus Bachmann acted as his wif ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann dances to Cher's "Believe" [VIDEO]

    ​Cher hates Marcus Bachmann. She recently tweeted a rant about her disgust with him after finding a YouTube video in which he seemed to suggest gay people are "barbarians." She even asked whether Marcus might himself be trapped in the closet, tweeting, "My Gay-Dar is GOING OFF !!!"What will she th ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Ken Avidor: I didn't doctor Marcus Bachmann's "gay barbarians" quote

    Ken Avidor says the burden of proof is on Marcus Bachmann.​Marcus Bachmann admits his clinic will help patients get the gay out, but asserts he never called gay people "barbarians" who "need to be disciplined." The audio clip was first heard a year ago on an obscure Christian radio show, and has s ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann admits he will pray away your gay if you ask him

    Michele McGaugheyBachmann confirmed he'll "ungay" those who ask for it.​Marcus Bachmann's clinic will help gay people go straight, but only if they ask nicely. In an interview with the Star Tribune, Bachmann confirmed that his clinic will treat patients' homosexuality as a disorder that can and sh ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Bachmanns quit church they hadn't been to in two years

    Michele McGaugheyThe Bachmanns will be missed... if anyone notices.​Michele and Marcus Bachmann have left their church after 10 years of membership. But even before she officially filed to quit the church, the Bachmanns hadn't been there in two years. The Bachmanns were granted their release from ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Jerry Seinfeld helps Jon Stewart with his Marcus Bachmann problem [VIDEO]

    Seinfeld tried to keep Jon "straight' on Marcus Bachmann.​Marcus Bachmann has made his living trying to help gay kids be straight. Last night on "The Daily Show," Jerry Seinfeld played counselor, trying to help Jon Stewart not make gay jokes at Marcus Bachmann's expense. Stewart ran through some c ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Bachmann campaign responds to "Pray Away the Gay" allegations

    The Bachmann clinic and campaign won't answer any questions about Andrew Ramirez.​Yesterday we told you the story of Andrew Ramirez, the Minneapolis man who went through Marcus Bachmann's "ungay" therapy in Lake Elmo.We tried to get a comment from the clinic, but a call to the main line only got a ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Andrew Ramirez tells the inside story of Marcus Bachmann's "ungay" therapy

    Ramirez went on ABC News "Nightline" to talk about Bachmann's clinic.​When Andrew Ramirez was 17 years old, he came out to his family. His mom and sisters accepted the news, but his stepfather didn't.He forced Ramirez to go to therapy at Marcus Bachmann's clinic in Lake Elmo. There, Ramirez had tw ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Nightline catches Marcus Bachmann lying to City Pages

    ABC NightlineG.R. Anderson's cover story keeps making waves.​ABC's Nightline is out with a story today showing America that presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, apparently plays as fast and lose with the facts as his wife. In a story headlined "Pray Away The Gay," corres ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Cher thinks Marcus Bachmann is gay, wants to strangle him with her boa

    Michele and Marcus Bachmann: He's on Cher's gaydar.​Marcus Bachmann, husband to Michele, thinks gays are barbarians and wants to help "cure" them at his Christian counseling clinic. Cher, icon to the gay community, wants to cure Dr. Bachmann by strangling him. In a Twitter jag last night ( ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Marcus Bachmann, Mary Pawlenty named "First Mates" by Newsweek

    Marcus Bachmann, looking quite deferential.​The Iowa caucuses are still three months away, we're about to enter the summer doldrums when nobody gives a damn about politics, and yet here we are with the nation's two largest newsweeklies foisting pablum on us in the form of softball "profiles" o ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's husband is shocked at profanity. Send cash today!

    Marcus Bachmann's feelings are hurt.​Marcus Bachmann is shocked, offended and saddened that Tarryl Clark would stoop so low as to use a "profanity-laced attack" against his wife in a campaign ad. And if you'd just write her a check today, Michele Bachmann would feel so much better. In Fact, ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Michele Bachmann turns "F*ck Michele Bachmann" flier into fund raising tool

    Now a fund raising tool​Hot on the heels of her latest Sean Hannity appearance, Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, has evidently sent out a fundraising letter to the congresswoman's supporters, keyed off the "Fuck Michele Bachmann" flier we've been telling you about. Like Hannity, Marcus Bac ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006

    The Chosen One

    Michele Bachmann's recipe for success: Christian piety and not-so-Christian opportunism

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